I am SO doing this in my apartment. I've never had any flowers. Indoor Tulips . . . Step 1 - Fill a glass container about 1/3 of the way with glass marbles or decorative rocks. Clear glass will enable you to watch the roots develop . . . Step 2 - Set the tulip bulb on top of the stones; pointed end UP. Add a few more stones so that the tulip bulb is surrounded but not covered. . .Step 3 - Pour fresh water into the container. The water shouldn't touch the bulb, but it should be very close.